IISH staff member Vyacheslav Tykhonov came second out of nine nominees for the” LinkedUp Challenge: Veni, Vidi, Vici, Three developer competitions”. The LinkedUp Challenge is organised by the LinkedUp Project, this project has received funding from the European Union's seventh framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration.
There are three consecutive competitions looking for interesting and innovative tools and applications that analyse and/or integrate open web data for educational purposes.
Vyacheslav Tykhonov applied for the second competition:
Track 1: “Simplificator” – Most knowledge and reports about breakthrough research is by definition domain-specific, however seemingly impenetrable ideas can be made possible to understand by small changes.
He is nominated for this prize for his work on “the visualization of labour conflicts in the Netherlands, 1500-2000”. This visualization of labour conflicts in the Netherlands for the last 700 years connects statistical data on strikes with articles from the Dutch KB newspaper archive. It provides several timeline and map overviews that allow you to zoom in to a particular period.
All nine nominated tools were presented during the LinkedUp Vidi Competition Presentations and Awards at the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2014) was held in in Anissaras, Crete, Greece (25th – 29th May).